Art Deco 10kt Egyptian Revival Carved Agate Scarab Ring
During the 19th century, the discoveries of ancient archaeological finds influenced what is referred to as "archaeological revival jewelry," or "Egyptian revival jewelry." The initial Egyptian Revival period flourished from the 1820s onward, and was inspired by ancient Egyptian imagery, such as the scarab beetle, sphinxes, pharaohs, and hieroglyphics.
A fabulous Egyptian Revival ring from the Art Deco (ca1930) era! This artistic piece is made of rosy 10kt gold and features a carved scarab beetle that is bezel set at the center. The beautiful agate scarab has an earthy sea green color marbled with pale beige hues. Two yellow gold repousse flourishes decorate each shoulder of the ring, adding a subtle mixed metals appeal. Hand carved details represent the scarab’s wings and body, and the underside of the stone reveals simple etchings that represent hieroglyphic symbols. Completing the design is a simple and smooth band stamped “10K” inside the shank. This magnificent ring looks wonderful when worn and would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 6.75 but could easily be re-sized up or down as desired. The scarab beetle centerpiece measures 5/8” tall, 1/2” wide, and rests approximately 3/8” above the finger when worn. The band measures 2mm wide at the back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold mixed metals setting or to the carved agate scarab, which is intact and free of chips or scratches.